Nolunchmoney’s  Second Course initiative A recent partnership with Mac Bread Bin, Hospitality Services and Paradise Catering has expanded the initiative to offer free food on campus
Nov23

Nolunchmoney’s Second Course initiative A recent partnership with Mac Bread Bin, Hospitality Services and Paradise Catering has expanded the initiative to offer free food on campus

By: Donna Nadeem With the cost of tuition, textbooks and living, finding food on campus at a reasonable price can be tricky to find. Nolunchmoney is an online initiative that battles food insecurity and has recently started a pilot program called Second Course to expand their initiative to battle food insecurity in innovative ways by working with event managers to offer free food events to students at McMaster. This initiative was...

New compost bins coming to MUSC A coalition between student groups hopes to  improve sustainability on campus
Nov23

New compost bins coming to MUSC A coalition between student groups hopes to improve sustainability on campus

By: William Alexander Permanent compost bins will soon be installed in McMaster University Student Centre thanks to the efforts of a coalition between the McMaster Students Union’s Sustainability Education Committee and an independent project for a third-year sustainability course.The coalition has already met with MUSC’s administrator and has secured a grant from the Student Life Enhancement Fund to finance the project. They plan on...

An update on the college strike Classes still on hold as the strike enters its fourth week
Nov09

An update on the college strike Classes still on hold as the strike enters its fourth week

By: Donna Nadeem Almost four weeks into the faculty and staff strike at Ontario’s 24 public colleges and McMaster students whose programs are conjoined with Mohawk College are beginning to wonder how they will make up for all the missed class. Since Oct. 16 students in McMaster’s nursing, Bachelor of Technology, medical and radiation sciences, specific social science classes, have all had clinical placements and labs put on hold. As...

HSR misses the mark this October Between missing buses and absent drivers, the HSR has been struggling to keep up with the city’s needs
Nov09

HSR misses the mark this October Between missing buses and absent drivers, the HSR has been struggling to keep up with the city’s needs

By: Emile Shen The Hamilton Railway Service missed the mark in Oct. To be precise, there were 1,400 to 1,600 hours of missed bus service in October leaving students, McMaster staff and faculty and Hamilton community members late for work, class and appointments. Across campus, students stood in mass crowds waiting for the 5, 51 and 1A. There was an average of 23 cancelled buses per day in Oct. This problem cannot be blamed on the...

Where do the grads go? In recent years Hamilton has seen a rise in jobs, but McMaster undergrads are still choosing to leave the city
Oct26

Where do the grads go? In recent years Hamilton has seen a rise in jobs, but McMaster undergrads are still choosing to leave the city

By: Donna Nadeem Despite McMaster’s large undergraduate population, many students do not seem to want to stick around in Hamilton despite the growing number of jobs in the city. The city of Hamilton has seen a drop in the unemployment rate as of May 2017 of 6.3 per cent to 5.2 per cent, which is the lowest rate the city has seen since Sept. 2015.        Yet students have typically been less likely to stay in Hamilton because they...